Saturday, March 21, 2020

Sent by my dad

He's been "quarantined", due to age and health reasons, but he hasn't caught a darn thing so far.  That's a good thing.  My dad's an introvert.  The older he's gotten, the more introverted he's become.  I'm somewhat following the same track, but he could be quite happy alone in the house for weeks at a time.  In other words, he's been preparing for social distancing his entire life.  "Oh, you mean I get to stay home, eat good food, and don't have to talk to anyone?  SOLD!"

Friday, March 20, 2020

The "conscious uncoupling" from China can begin now, thanks.

Tom Cotton puts forth a plan to bring drug manufacturing back to the USA.  Good.  About damn time.  Let's get our manufacturing of everything back here instead of letting a communist dictatorship do it.

If there's a silver lining to this whole Chinese virus panic, it's that people are finally waking up to just how much of our life has been shipped to China.  And they might actually start wondering who did that, and who profited off of it.

I do believe we were discussing this on Tuesday's post

Wuhan virus has been here since at least January if not earlier.

It’s not unreasonable, in fact, it’s necessary and responsible, to consider that COVID-19 has been in the states since the first of the year; that people suffering similar symptoms to the flu actually had COVID-19; and that the peak of the outbreak occurred last month. The number of people now testing positive for the virus does not mean that the outbreak is accelerating because the data is incomplete.

Also, expect to see the number of Wuhan virus cases climb in the USA due to expanded testing.  Undersatnd that it'll be reported breathlessly by the same half-wit Democrat operatives as somehow new and dangerous, because they're morons parroting whatever line they think will hurt Donald Trump.  But what it will actually mean is that those cases were here all along, not dying, not turning into zombies, because this is just another virus that we have to fight off.

Anyways, this virus has been here for a while, which makes all of the official pronouncements of numbers worthless until they start to count the people who reported Influenza-like illnesses.

In all likelihood, the best thing that happened to control this was when President Trump stopped travel from China.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Always look on the bright side of life

Ms. Bookworm has a few thoughts.

I am more and more convinced that the hysteria over the Wuhan virus is being manufactured for the benefit of the Democrats and their allies.  Just like how the Democrat Media Complex is now screaming that calling the Wuhan Flu the Wuhan Flu is racist, despite the fact that this virus came from Wuhan and the Chinese government did everything wrong and caused a pandemic.

Don't worry, be happy!  And never trust the Chi-Coms.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

More common sense regarding the Wuhan Kung-Flu

They had a perfect experimental petri dish to see what the Kung Flu did.  Here's the raw data.

In addition to the low rate of disease incidence (83% didn’t get it), the curious part of Figure 2 for me is that there’s not a whole lot of difference between young and old passengers in terms of how many didn’t get coronavirus. For example, sixty to sixty-nine-year-old passengers stayed healthier than teenagers. And three-quarters of the oldest group, those over eighty, didn’t get the virus. Go figure. Buncha virus resistant old geezers, I guess …

Next, slightly less than half the passengers (48.6% ± 2.0%) who got the disease showed NO symptoms. If this disease is so dangerous, how come half the people who got it showed no symptoms at all?

Don't panic.  Wash your hands.  This isn't the Black Plague or Flu-bola.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Has the Wuhan Kung-Flu been here all along?

I say "Yes".

Look, you cannot convince me that the Wuhan virus just suddenly appeared last October.  That is just when the Chi-Coms were unable to stop the spread of information regarding the Kung-Flu.

But people in China were getting sick long before that.  And I'm willing to bet that they were coming here, doing the tourist things, and passing that virus on to the people here.  Nobody was searching for it here.  It was just "Oh, you've got the flu.  Stay home."

I betcha.

If the DNC is a toxic dumpster fire of anti-Americanism

The GOP is a toxic dumpster fire of stupidity and greed.

At some point, if Republicans can’t provide a bold alternative, we need to ask: Why even have a Republican Party? Republicans talk tough against the Democrats whenever it doesn’t matter, but every time the ball is actually in play to pass major legislation during our most challenging moments, they sign on to whatever the Democrats want.

Donald Trump seems to be one of the few people in Washington D.C. who actually care about Normal Americans.  Which is why he's President, and the usual GOP clown car failed.

The GOP is still in the grip of the same losers who tried to foist Jeb! on us.  Pathetic, sniveling, craven pieces of shit who do whatever the Democrats want them to do, and it's infuriating.

We needed adults with backbones during this crisis.  We have wet, limp, brainless tapeworms.

If we get through this, it'll be because President Trump once again dragged the GOP to victory.

Globalism is the disease. MAGA is the cure.

Can't really add much to this.

If President Trump and MAGA conservatives can leave behind the Beltway, they can transform America.

The China trade, once a subject of bitter debate between those who benefit and those who lose, is now an undeniable threat. As the PRC threatens to impose export controls on medications, and, as we learn how long the coronavirus can endure on metal and plastic in a viable form, we have all the arguments we need for decoupling our economy from the Communist enemies who had devoured it whole.

Meanwhile, we can also take on political correctness. The Democrat insistence on condemning descriptions of coronavirus as the “Wuhan virus” as racist once again shows that they put their politics ahead of dealing with the threat. The more they’re triggered into spasms of political correctness, the more obvious it becomes that Joe Biden, who made a point of condemning politically incorrect references to the virus, would be hogtied by his party’s obsession with speech controls above all else.

And the Democrats have tried to shove through a bill all the pork-barrel projects that they can't get passed through normal means, including federal funding for abortion.

Here's what I want, just for once.  I want the President to take that bill and hold a press conference, and I want him to go through the most egregious points of that bill, and demand that fucking botoxed bitch explain exactly how funding abortion will help stop the Wuhan Kung-Flu.  Oh, you want millions for diversity centers at Tranny U?  How exactly will that stop the spread of the Wuhan virus?

Hammer.  Them.  In.  Public.

And then, after reading off item after item that are nothing but Leftist wet dreams, publicly declare that the Democrats don't care about the USA (which is true), the Democrats don't care about stopping the Wuhan virus (which is true), the Democrats don't care how many people die as long as they can gain political power from it (which is true), and that the Democrats need to stop their games and actually come up with a bill that does it's intended purpose; i.e. aid in the prevention of the Wuhan Kung-Flu.

I know, it's a dream.  But still, at some point if you refuse to speak the truth, you are going to be smothered by the lies the Democrats produce at a prodigious rate every single day.

Monday, March 16, 2020

A bit more sanity

Look folks, we're all gonna die at some point.  The Wuhan Kung-Flu might getcha.  Probably not.

It's a virus.  It belongs to the type of virus family that causes the common cold.  I guarantee that you know someone who's had it, and they didn't even know it because the symptoms are a sniffle, a sore throat and maybe some coughing.  In other words, a cold.

Here in Utah we have a big tourism economy.  Well, we did until it all shut down last week, but I digress.  We have people come from all over the world to hike the national parks, ski the mountains, and do what tourists do.

Do you really think that we magically don't have the Wuhan Kung-Flu in Utah?  Really?  What magic barrier do we have that kept it out as people from China and Italy came here to party and relax?

We are going to experience far more damage by the hysteria and panic caused by the Democrats and the Media (but I repeat myself) than we're going to suffer from the virus itself.  And that statement will be true even if we suffer 100,000 deaths from the Wuhan virus alone.

And there's still no TP in the stores.

It looks like it's riding season again

I had one of those "DUH!" moments the other week, as I was looking at the weather report and scratching my head.

See, I always thought of Utah as "northern", because it's on the southern border of Idaho, and Idaho is "North", at least where the USA is concerned.  Mountains, colder winters, etcetera.  And because I spent much of my growing-up time in Idaho, I just naturally thought that Utah was North as well, especially when I lived here in the mid-90's for a few months and saw all the snow.

But take a gander at a map, and you'll see that Salt Lake City is just north of the Mason-Dixon line.  As in Maryland and Pennsylvania.  Which in the grand scheme of things isn't very North at all.  It's not Washington.  It's not Montana.  We're pretty much smack-dab in the middle of the country as far as latitude goes.  This state literally sits between Idaho and Arizona.

Which means that when I looked at the weather report and saw I could ride today, in the middle of March, I should not be surprised.

Good thing I take care of my riding leathers.

And tomorrow is the high and holy feast day of St. Patrick.  The boss has giving me permission to wear a kilt.  Muah-hah-hah!

Just a note - there will be no kilt on a motorcycle.  Not at 40 degrees.  I don't want to experience that kind of shrinkage on the interstate.

Stolen from Instapundit

Because I no longer have twitter.

But that's a good'un.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Here's a nice little slice of sanity

Amongst all the people screaming about how we're all gonna die in the next 30 days from the Wuhan Kung-Flu.

Keep in mind that despite any problems with paying for it, we have the best health care in the world right here in the US. Italy? Not so much, which is why their mortality rate is higher. China? Not even close. Iran? 7th Century medicine is not up to the task.

None of the people I know, including my 100 year old Mother in Law, are hysterical about this.

This is not the plague.  We're not all gonna die.  Wash your hands.  Don't trust the Chi-Coms to do anything other than grab and maintain power through any means necessary.  And remember that the Wuhan virus came from a communist country with single-payer health care, and has thrived in countries with single-payer health care like Italy.  I won't even go into what's wrong with Iran, because I don't have the time required to write it all down.

The EU is most likely fucked.  They have single-payer health care, which is essentially a death sentence to older folks under these situations.  They have millions upon millions of 7th century barbarians who wipe their ass with their hands and then go rape the local women, which is NOT a good thing for sanitation or hygiene.

We're not Italy, or any of the EU.  We're not Iran.  And we're not China, although the Democrats are working to change that as quickly as possible.  We will get through this.  Don't panic.  Wash your hands.


The media is a toxic dumpster fire of Democrat hacks and Leftist shills.  But I repeat myself.

More people are in danger from the panic being incited by pundits, politicians, and journalists than they are from coronavirus. You’d never know that if you turned on your TV.

You want to know why the media is now screeching that associating the Wuhan Flu with China in any way shape or form is "racist"?  Because their Leftist masters told them to do so.  The DNC or China, could be either, could be both.

Woke up to go to mass

Then remembered that there is no mass this weekend, as the diocese has cancelled them.  Said the Rosary instead.

This is just another way that the Latin Mass is superior to the Novus Ordo.  We don't glad-hand around while Christ is on the alter.  No shaking hands in the middle of the most important hour of the most important day of the week.

Off to clean the house more.